i ask because my first love was a psychopath, and he left a traumatic imprint. He was callous, swindled me out of money, was verbally abusive, and totally irresponsible. Psychopaths, or sociopaths, cause much destruction and misery and are without conscience. Read Dr. Martha Stout's The Sociopath Next Door. They can be the average person who play-act normality, but who can also be covetous and vicious and destroy lives.